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Rocky Patel Mulligans 19th Hole Staff Review

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Grant T.

I’m not too proud to walk around with a pink-banded cigar in my mouth as long as the price is right, and Rocky Patel Mulligans 19th Hole boasts a pink cigar band along with more 4 and 5-star reviews under its belt than I can count. And they only cost a paltry $2.24 apiece for the 6-by-50 Toro, called the Sand Wedge, that I’m smoking today.

When Rocky Patel debuted the Mulligans franchise over a decade ago, he couldn’t have possibly predicted its success. The brand has blossomed into eighteen unique blends to choose from that come in several classic sizes packed in colorful and affordable 20-count bundles. Today, Rocky Patel Mulligans cigars fill the coolerdors of budget-conscious cigar fiends from coast to coast. It would take ordinary mortals a year to sample all the Rocky Patel Mulligans cigars available. As the official bundle expert at Holt’s, I’ve been dutifully reviewing every Mulligans cigar in existence to report back on their quality, flavor, and value to fellow misers who possess an insatiable appetite for premium cigars but must abide by stringent budgetary limitations.

Rocky Patel Mulligans 19th Hole, in the Sand Wedge size, is a golden-blond Toro drafted from a Connecticut Shade wrapper leaf over a lovely amalgam of well-aged Dominican and Nicaraguan long-filler tobaccos. When I clip the cap and savor a few unlit draws, sweet and nutty nuances engage my palate like a bite of buttered toast before I dig into breakfast.

Upon lighting the Sand Wedge, mellow plumes of creamy, white smoke transit the length of the cigar before they bless my taste buds and I expel them into the room, causing passers-by to peek into my cubicle to discover the source. I give them a gleeful wink as I flash the band and direct them to the humidified bundle annex in our sprawling warehouse.

The 19th Hole develops into a delightful profile of cashew, almond, and pistachio with a touch of caramel and pepper coming into the fold. Every draw reveals a soft finish while silky aroma settles in my nasal cavity with unbelievable composure. This is an ideal breakfast cigar, and it’s no wonder Rocky included it in his golf-themed Mulligans lineup. You can seamlessly puff away on a 19th Hole when you’re knocking the ball around the course without the worry the cigar will become aggressive and overpowering if you smoke it too fast. It’s way better than most of the yard ‘gars I routinely enjoy, but you’re paying the same price!

I’ve tapped the ash off three times over the course of thirty minutes. Once upon a time, Rocky Patel Mulligans cigars were a well-kept secret, but legions of loyal Mulligans fanatics know they’re patiently handmade by serious artisans who take immense pride in the consistency of the cigars they make. I guarantee Rocky Patel 19th Hole will stand up to the scrutiny of seasoned aficionados as I remove the band and eagerly devour the nub of my Sand Wedge.

A toasty infusion of nuts, cocoa, a café con leche mingles with the right amount of pepper through the final draws. I rank 19th Hole among my favorite Rocky Patel Mulligans – and I’ve smoke many. Presently, my archives include thorough analyses of Masters Collection, Caddy’s Choice, Snowman, Groundhog, Eagle Reserve, Crown Jewel, Golden Ferret, Calcutta, Lost Ball, and Clubhouse Select if you need more comparison. Put a bundle of ‘RP’ Mulligans 19th Hole on your next shopping list and thank me later!

Until next time, long ashes to you!


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